Mélange Wedding Music is a unique music contracting service that allows those looking for musicians for private events to access both classical and jazz ensembles in one simple step. Mélange consists of a brass quintet, a string quartet, a trumpet soloist, and a jazz duo, trio, and quartet. If you are looking for ceremony and/or cocktail hour/reception musicians for your wedding, or if you are interested in live music for a private party, we can provide the musicians you need.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
A brass quintet is an ideal ensemble for outdoor weddings, or wedding ceremonies in large indoor spaces, especially churches. Brass instruments require no amplification and are less impacted by outdoor weather than string instruments.
A string quartet is a classic presence at a wedding ceremony, and invokes a timeless elegance. String instruments are best for smaller indoor spaces and are especially suited to intimate, elegant settings.
A trumpet soloist is best reserved for the most dramatic moments of the ceremony, like the processional and recessional. Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary and Clarke's Trumpet Tune are two examples of popular wedding music that was originally intended to be played by a trumpet soloist. Unaccompanied fanfares such as the Albason Fanfare can really only be performed by a solo trumpet, and add an unparalleled level of drama and elegance to a ceremony.
Jazz Duo: Jazz Duo is an ideal ensemble for intimate gatherings, cocktail hours, soft dinner music, or prelude music. While allowing guests to comfortably carry on conversations, jazz in this setting still adds a level of sophistication to your event.
Our most flexible ensemble , the jazz trio is a bridge between the cool, intimate vibe of the duo and the full volume and energy of the quartet.
Jazz quartet sets the mood for a more lively event and will get your guests to the dance floor!
Mlange consists of a brass quintet, a string quartet, a trumpet soloist, and a jazz duo, trio, and quartet. Our musicians represent the best of the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of the Arts, and Temple University. Members have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, World Cafe Live, Underground Arts, and many other prestigious venues. Mlange takes the work out of finding the appropriate classical and jazz musicians for you event, and our in-house arranger allows us to accommodate virtually any request.
Additional Booking Notes
We require no pianos, and our classical ensembles require no amplification. Our ensembles are no larger than 5 musicians, so we don't require a large performing space and are quite flexible.
Classical/Ceremony Music Ideas - this is by no means a comprehensive list of repertoire, and our repertoire is constantly evolving. However, this list will give you an idea of the music we expect to provide for ceremonies.
Prelude: Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring or Horner - My Heart Will Go On
Processional for Attendants: Mouret - Rondeau or Pachelbel - Canon in D
Processional for Bride: Purcell -Trumpet Voluntary or Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Special moments during ceremony, i.e. Unity Candle, First Kiss: Schubert - Ave Maria or Dukas - Fanfare from La Peri
Recessional for All: Mendelssohn - Wedding March or Williams - Olympic Fanfare
Postlude: Handel - Air from Water Music or Traditional - Amazing Grace
Jazz/Cocktail Hour/Reception Music Ideas - this is by no means a comprehensive list of repertoire, and our repertoire is constantly evolving. However, this list will give you an idea of the music we expect to provide for cocktail hours and receptions.
Cocktail hour favorites: Girl from Ipanina - Jobim; Satin Doll - Ellington; Four - Davis
Dinner Music: In a Mellow Tone - Ellington; Days of Wine and Roses - Mancini; Michelle - Lenin/McCartney
Couple's first dance: Our Love is Here to Stay - Gershwin; All of Me - Simons and Marks; My Funny Valentine - Rodgers/Hart
Father-Daughter dance: The Way You Look Tonight - Kern/Fields; The Nearness of You - Washington/Carmichael
Mlange's in-house arranger makes our repertoire extraordinarily flexible, and we are excited to work on new repertoire requests!
|Vince Tampio||Co-founder, Contractor, Jazz Trumpeter|
|Tessa Ellis||Co-founder, Contractor, Classical Trumpeter|
Influences & Inspiration
By bringing together current and former students of the highest caliber Philadelphia educational institutions, Mlange's musicians together have an incredible array of influences. Our teachers, past and present, include members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and internationally acclaimed soloists and collaborative artists.
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